2 Kings 4:21
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New International Version
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.

King James Bible
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.

Darby Bible Translation
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut [the door] upon him, and went out.

World English Bible
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door on him, and went out.

Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth up, and layeth him on the bed of the man of God, and shutteth the door upon him, and goeth out,

2 Kings 4:21 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Laid him on the bed of the man of God - She had no doubt heard that Elijah had raised the widow's son of Zarephath to life; and she believed that he who had obtained this gift from God for her, could obtain his restoration to life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the bed

2 Kings 4:10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray you, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick...

1 Kings 17:19 And he said to her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he stayed...

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When the Oil Flows
'And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.'--2 KINGS iv. 6. The series of miracles ascribed to Elisha are very unlike most of the wonderful works of even the Old Testament, and still more unlike those of the New. For about a great many of them there seems to have been no special purpose, either doctrinal or otherwise, but simply the relief of trivial and transient distresses.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That the Grace of Devotion is Acquired by Humility and Self-Denial
The Voice of the Beloved Thou oughtest to seek earnestly the grace of devotion, to ask it fervently, to wait for it patiently and faithfully, to receive it gratefully, to preserve it humbly, to work with it diligently, and to leave to God the time and manner of heavenly visitation until it come. Chiefly oughtest thou to humble thyself when thou feelest inwardly little or no devotion, yet not to be too much cast down, nor to grieve out of measure. God ofttimes giveth in one short moment what He
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
2 Kings 4:7
She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left."

2 Kings 4:20
After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

2 Kings 4:22
She called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return."

2 Kings 4:32
When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch.

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